Total Health Concepts

image2-2Virginia Inglese, MA, RD, LCSW, CLC, CEDS
LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
RD – Registered Dietitian
CLC – Certified Life Coach
CEDS – Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

Behavioral Health: Mental health is a level of psychological well being or an absence of mental disorder.
PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, serious injury, or threats of imminent death.  The diagnosis can be given when a group of symptoms, such as recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, or hyperarousal, continue for more than a month after the occurrence of a traumatic event.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: Feeling on-edge, trouble sleeping, nightmares, lost of interest or pleasure, flashbacks, relationship problems, alcohol or drug problems, social withdrawal, isolation, difficulty concentrating.

SUICIDE: The act of intentionally causing ones own death. Suicide is often carried out as a result of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism or drug abuse, financial difficulties and/or relationship problems.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty, giving away belongings, talk of needing to get affairs in order, withdrawal, isolation, self-destructive behaviors.

DEPRESSION: A feeling of sadness that affects your daily life. There are several types of depression such as major depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, situational depression, and postpartum depression.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: Vary depending on the type of depression you are diagnosed with.

ANXIETY: An unpleasant state of internal turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints or rumination. There are several types of anxiety such as panic anxiety, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: Muscle tension, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dry mouth, inability to be still and calm, problems sleeping.

BIPOLAR DISORDER: Also known as bipolar affective disorder. A mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of  depression. The elevated mood is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity and associated psychosis.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS: Vary depending on which of the four types of mood episodes are apparent: mania, hypomania, depression, and mixed episodes. Each type of bipolar disorder mood episode has a unique set of symptoms.

Effects on Individuals:
selflessness, low self-esteem, depression, withdrawal

Effects on Couples:
poor communication, reduced intimacy, abandonment, trust issues, resentment, loneliness

Effects on Children:
internal anger, self-harming behaviors, behavioral issues, acting out, negative behaviors

Effects on Families:
divorce, infidelity, abuse, decreased quality time and connection

Treatment Options:
Talk Therapy (Counseling and Coaching) for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Support Groups
Nutritional Therapy and Supplements
Health Management and Self Care Supplements
Alternative Therapies (Yoga, Meditation, Massage)

Members of i do i don’t Worldwide have a guaranteed financial arrangement, whereby the professional services rendered will be discounted from the standard fee schedule.

Total Health Concepts welcomes all members, and is committed to providing competent behavioral health services, one patient at a time.

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